LEASBURG - Mildred "Pearl" Gilley Sykes, 54, of 525 Ridgeview Road, entered Heaven Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Born in Danville, Va., daughter of the late Anne Elizabeth Strange Carver and Harry Lee Gilley, she was preceded in death by her daughter Karen Galloway and her sister Rosa Virginia Anderson. Mrs. Sykes retired from GKN and was a member of Lea Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband Steve Sykes of the home; her son Kevin Hightower of Danville, Va.; her stepdaughter Stephanie Kennedy of Burlington; her brother Ricky Gilley of Prospect Hill; her sisters Judy Shepherd and husband Billy of Efland, Gale Kirby and husband Coy of Prospect Hill, Carolyn McConnell of Abingdon, Va.; her stepbrothers Donald Carver Sr. and wife Lois of Prospect Hill, Tom Carver of Mebane; her stepsisters Bobbie June Dunkley and husband Dick of Prospect Hill, Madeline Henderson and husband Roy of Yanceyville; her granddaughter Ariana Galloway; her stepgranddaughter Jocelyn Kennedy.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Lea Bethel Baptist Church and other times at the home.
The funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2013 at Lea Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Calvin Sacra. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Barry Barnwell, Gary Lunsford, Timmy Solomon, Ronnie Lunsford, Henry Lee Oakley and Donald Carver Jr.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Joshua Kirby, Caleb Kirby, Travis Sykes and David Shanklin.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
Condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.